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Anthrax Case Reported In Tom Green County
On July 13, the Texas Animal Health Commission confirmed that 17 head of cattle and a number of deer have died of anthrax in northern Tom Green County. Steve Sturtz, Texas Cooperative Extension agent for Tom Green County, said the cases were reported north of San Angelo near the Coke County line. Sturtz said a zoonotic disease is one that can cross-infect from animals to humans. Naturally occurring anthrax infections occur through ingestion of the spores; not by inhalation. Click the following link for the rest of the story: http://agnews.tamu.edu/search.cgi?scope=main&words=anthrax
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DSHS Recommends Hantavirus Precautions
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is recommending precautions after two Texas residents developed hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, or HPS, this year. One person, a Jefferson County resident, died. The other person, a Crosby County resident, recovered. Hantavirus is carried by certain species of rats and mice. The illness is rare. Infected rodents shed the virus in their urine, droppings and saliva. The virus can be transmitted to people when infected rat or mouse urine, saliva, droppings or nesting materials are stirred up, temporarily aerosolizing the virus, which can be breathed in by humans. Click the following link for the rest of the story: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/news/releases/20070706.shtm
 

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I heard that there was a confirmed case of anthrax in the San Angelo area. Everything is still looking good in "hot bed" area.
 

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If I remember right, it gets bad when you have a wet period following a really dry period. I might have it backwards though, or I could just be flat wrong. If I am, I'm sure some one here will let me know shortly.
 

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willydavenport said:
If I remember right, it gets bad when you have a wet period following a really dry period. I might have it backwards though, or I could just be flat wrong. If I am, I'm sure some one here will let me know shortly.
Correctamundo WD....dry and HOT. So far so good this year.
 

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Don't discount the risk of Hantavirus had a friend almost die from this. It was a very lengthly illness that almost took him home.
 

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Don't discount the risk of Hantavirus had a friend almost die from this. It was a very lengthly illness that almost took him home.
Makes you wanna go and fire up your hunting rig after it sets in the barn all summer. I hate them dang rodents. Never fails that they try and nest up in the Cueva vehicles every year. Nothing like the fresh smell of rat pee in your heater vents all winter long when you warm up your truck.....lol
 
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